SFVBJ CURRENT EDITION
Business group in underdog role as it pulls for MLS team.
Sports: A campaign to bring a Major League Soccer team to the Valley runs into obstacles.
Manufacturing: Labor dispute threatens planned rail facility.
Manufacturing: A union dispute could delay – or even derail – Kinkisharyo’s Palmdale plant.
Finance: Westlake Village firm files for bankruptcy.
Finance: Despite soaring sales, snack food maker Crunchies has declared bankruptcy.
Internet: Alliance benefiting from Westlake Village’s Conversant.
Internet: The hunger among marketers for big data explains Conversant’s $2.3 billion acquisition.
Mall kiosk exchanges foreign currency for gift cards, charity.
Retail: Spare change in a foreign currency could buy gift cards at a Northridge mall kiosk.
Forget office labels, Glendale firm opens ‘cool’ design hub.
Fashion: Avery Dennison opens a design studio for clothing labels in the L.A. Fashion District.
Chatsworth business uses high-tech supports for large solar project.
Innovation: Chatsworth manufacturer tries a new method for attaching solar panels on the roof.
The Number: Hollywood’s lowest summer box office in years particularly hurt Valley studios.
Media: Cutbacks at radio stations have created a demand for Benztown’s ‘aural branding.’
Media: Benztown produces the identifying sound signature that radio stations feature in promos.
Insurance: Woodland Hills firm automates reporting of worker-coverage status.
Insurance: New reporting requirements for health reform have brokers and HR companies scrambling.
Giving: Campaign by Honda sends paper and other supplies to district.
Honda’s ubiquitous Random Acts of Helpfulness campaign may be marketing at heart, but that doesn’t mean real people and institutions aren’t benefiting.
Law: Tweet spurs complaint, offers firms lessons in medium’s limits.
An odd suit filed by actor Pierre Daniel against comedian Marlon Wayans holds several not-so-funny lessons for business owners about the Brave New World of social media.
Entertainment: Nearly 1,000 attend event that should be back next year with bigger lineup.
Calabasas got back in the film fest business earlier this month.
Retail & Hospitality: Former waitress upgrades eatery at Verdugo Hills course.
Growing up in Tujunga, Tiffany Casper worked at the snack bar at nearby Verdugo Hills Golf Course, dispensing nachos, drinks and frozen burgers.
Development: Council vote kills current housing plan but downsizing possible.
After nearly 10 years of hearings and drama, a development proposal for nearly 900 acres of Camarillo farmland looks to be on its last legs – at least in its current form.
News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley
The Los Angeles Daily News is among the newspapers that could be sold as parent company Digital First Media reviews strategic alternatives for its business.
Calendar of Events
Market Watch Summary
Stocks remained nearly flat in the two-week period ended Sept. 17.
From the Newsroom: Scoring MLS in the Valley.
The planned high-speed rail line has been compromised by politics. An unfunded tunnel won’t fix it.
Op-Ed: Dwindling viability of high-speed rail.
Op-Ed: a park on the L.A. River.
Real Estate: Biotech billionaire cashing out in Sylmar, Valencia.
Real Estate: Billionaire Alfred Mann is selling off his industrial parks in Santa Clarita and Sylmar.
Supply chain: Executive at Nestle’s Glendale offices helps lead initiative.
Supply Chain: Nestle USA in Glendale has a plan to grow a sustainable cocoa supply.
Transportation: An alternate route for high-speed rail would tunnel under the San Gabriel Mountains.